Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Controling The Internet

The Devil is reporting that Parliament in England is currently considering legislation which would allow the British Secretary of State to control use of the internet by speeding up, slowing down, or cutting off the internet service of anybody, for any reason, or even pretty much no reason at all.
(1) The Secretary of State may at any time by order impose a technical obligation on internet service providers if the Secretary of State considers it appropriate in view of—
A technical obligation is, as mentioned above, speeding up, slowing down, or shutting off. This sort of thing could easily be copied here, substituting the DHS for the SoS, who, in England, serves a different function from the SoS here.

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